2 Cleveland Browns players test positive for COVID-19; team facility closed

2 Cleveland Browns players test positive for COVID-19; team facility closed
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BEREA, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns announced on Thursday that two players have tested positive for COVID-19.

They released this statement:

“The Cleveland Browns were informed of two additional positive COVID-19 test results among our players this morning. The Browns facility is currently closed while contact tracing is conducted to identify any high-risk close contacts. The team will continue to work remotely this morning while following the NFL-NFLPA intensive protocols as the health and safety of our team, staff and the entire community remains our highest priority.”
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The Browns later confirmed LB Malcolm Smith and CB Denzel Ward were the ones placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

The team also confirmed that the following players are activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list:

  • WR Rashard Higgins
  • WR KhaDarel Hodge
  • WR Jarvis Landry
  • WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
  • LB Jacob Phillips

This announcement comes as the Browns face a crucial game on Sunday against the Steelers.

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